When we left Chelan, WA at 8:30 this morning it was 16C (60.8F) and sunny, we couldn’t have asked for better weather on our first day in the states.
We headed down the west side of the Okanagan River toward Wenatchee.
We took Eastmont Avenue instead of Highway 28 through East Wenatchee. We remember when they built the new section of Eastmont and always wondered where it went, but never did take a drive and check it out when we were in Wenatchee without the RV. Hubby checked out google maps before we left and found out that it bypasses all the stop and go on Highway 28 through East Wenatchee and it turned out to be a great, and very pretty, route.
We eventually joined back up with Highway 28, headed over toward Quincy, WA and then down to I90, turned onto I82 and headed through Yakima, WA. We prefer this route as it avoids Blewett Pass, takes the same amount of time, and we have never crossed the pass without hitting snow.
We had great weather and roads for our entire trip today and had to stop at a rest stop to change from our sweaters to short sleeves because the temperatures we in the mid 70F (24C)
We spent the night near Rufus, OR at a COE Park just below the John Day Dam. It was a great free location and will become a regular stop when we travel this route in the future.
Until next time …